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The Black Atlantic: Notes on the Thought of Paul Gilroy

Key ConceptPaul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic, which was first published in 1993, remains remarkable for its introduction of the validity of ‘race’ as an analytical category in presenting the ‘Atlantic’ as a discrete geo-political unit in the modern capitalist world-system.1 The book elaborates a richly provocative critique of cultural nationalism, against which Gilroy posits black…